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40 Printable Positive Affirmations for Christian Kids (Especially for Anxiety)

40 positive affirmations for Christian kids - You will find tons of encouragement and inspiration for anxiety and anxious, worried thoughts in these 40 printable positive affirmations cards for Christian kids. Calm, peaceful thoughts for kids with anxiety, these inspiring words will expose the truths of God's word in a meaningful, repeatable way.

  Kids (and adults) who struggle with anxiety often have the same thoughts over and over, thoughts of gloom and doom, of worst case scenarios, of tragedy and disruption to their lives. Without meaning to, they meditate on these thoughts all through the day and often through the night. The negative thoughts color how they see the whole world, quite without their permission. Positive affirmations are short statements that can be read and/or said aloud over and over daily and especially when one needs a boost. Positive affirmations can go a long way in drowning out the worries and anxieties … Read more

35 Coping Skills for Parents to Help Their Kids with Anxiety

35 Coping Skills for Parents to Help Their Kids with Anxiety - Helping children with normal anxieties or anxiety disorders at home or at school. Simple and easy strategies, activities, and ideas to make parenting anxious children easier. Great for students and teachers. Mental health is super important and making feelings less scary and even fun makes all the difference. Great for kids, teens, and adults with panic attacks or anger management issues. These strategies cover all big feelings and stress.

All kids (and adults) experience anxiety. They might worry about their mom dying and leaving them or about what’s under the bed in their dark bedroom. Many worry about strangers and about whether people like them. The strategies and coping skills listed below will help normal kids with normal anxieties, but I really meant them to help parents of kids who are different, kids like mine for whom anxiety colors every single situation they face and often makes them paralyzed and unable to stop the worries. As an adult, I have had a few anxiety attacks. Anyone who’s ever had … Read more

A Prayer for When You’re Anxious and Overwhelmed with Life

A prayer for when you're overwhelmed with life and anxious. Jesus The Rock can help restore faith and peace in your life even when things seem hopeless. These scriptures and truths from God will bring peace and strength to your heart. Quotes from The Lord.

In my reader survey a couple weeks ago, one thing that came up over and over is that we, collectively, are overwhelmed. We have too much to do and not enough time in which to do it. We are drowning in commitments and tasks, and it feels like we’ll never catch up. I so feel your pain, friend. I have 47 items on my to do list (no kidding), and I am worried that I’ll drop something important because I know I cannot realistically get it all done on time or maybe not at all. It’s at times like these … Read more

Why “God won’t give you more than you can handle” is a LIE!

The title just kind of puts it out there, right? The old saying that “God won’t give you more than you can handle” is a big fat lie. He will give you more than you can handle. If you’re a slow learner like me, He will give you more than you can handle a lot. Why would He do that? After all, isn’t His love for you endless, beyond comprehension? Doesn’t He want only the best for His children? Yes, it is and He does. But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding … Read more

10 Bible Verses for When Things are Hopeless

I struggle with anxiety and depression (part of bipolar disorder), and I am prone to seeing the worst case scenario. It just happens. I can’t help it. I work hard to find the good, the cheerful, the beautiful in every situation. It’s not easy. Never easy. That’s the everyday stuff.  Then there’s that every once in a while dreadful hopelessness that the enemy ushers into our lives to push us away from God. That is a whole new level of not easy. The despair is real, close, and painful. When you can see no way out, you feel all alone. Where is God then, … Read more

10 Ways to Ease Kids’ Fears

For better or for worse, I have been transparent about my 8-year-old’s anxiety disorder. She takes daily medication, and that medication allows her to see past her paralyzing anxieties and realize a brave, joyful life with our family. That medication is a gift from God. (If you want to know more about what it’s like to live with a childhood anxiety disorder, go check out this post.) Most kids don’t have what Grace has. Most kids have normal kid fears. Let’s talk about those for a moment. Afraid of the dark, scared of spiders, worried about thunder – these are … Read more